BeerKurve (520) - - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/red with a thin filmy khaki colored head. Aroma is mainly smoke, caramel malts, roasted barley and dry hops. Likewise for the flavor.
DocJitsu (1314) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark ruby-brown with a dirty taupe-khaki colored head. Smoky asparagus, ripe fruit, and some caramel on the nose. Full-bodied, gets a bit crisp, and somewhat drying at the finish. Complexity is this scotch ale’s key distinction. Ripe fruit sweetness seems to prevail. Oddly enough, the smokiness doesn’t emerge until late. Vegetable bitterness at the finish. A note or two of chocolate underneath it all.
crajun (1090) - , Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle from springslicker. had high hopes for this one as the style is becoming a favorite. I can see why many would enjoy but it just didn’t quite all pull together for my tastes.. copper brown pout Aroma is not much - some alcohol, wood, caramel. Taste has much stuff but again it doesn’t all pull together I get smoke, peat, alcohol, malt. too cloying sweet with a funky alcohol after taste. Rahr Iron thistle please
jcnielsen (2732) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Roasty, grainy, husky aromas. Peat, malty caramel flavors. Meh, alright.
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ridiculousness in a glass. So good. Only thing I could possibly say is I would love to chew on this brew but I can only drink it. Seek this out!
DrunkSanta410 (677) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, LV Bar and Grill in Midland, GA. Pours a dark, semi translucent brown. Aroma is not very pronounced, hints of roasted malts. Taste is much better, roasted caramel malts, hints of scotch by way of a peat / smoke presence. Really good. Palate is medium body, medium carbonation. Overall, the taste outperforms my expectations based off the aroma. I’ve had 3 variations of this beer, and they have all been enjoyable. Probably Monday Nights best beer.
Jamesthebrit (367) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a thistle glass to keep it legit.
Smokey. Malty on the aroma. A little light.
Looks a little thin but redish brown. Nice.
Taste is smooth. Malty. Smokey. Peaty maybe. Really solid.
Palate is medium smooth. No harsh notes.
A really solid beer is most ways. Great flavor notes and very smooth on the palate.
maekchu (2826) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Five Points Bottle (Westside). Thick malty nose, the roast is good and sweetness comes through. Dark reddish brown color, solid light tan head, good lace. Decent roast malt initial / cookies and a little smoke in mid palate / finishes with some balance but mostly the malt. Medium body. Good. A bit one dimensional. Tasty but doesn’t really have the character of a real Scotch ale.
jbruner (3031) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper brown from the bottle with minimal tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma is boozy wood and a hint of smoke. Taste follows, good balance with the sweetness coming on the back end. Nice for the style but nothing mind blowing.
italarican (1526) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the Foothills Sexual Chocolate pre-release party. Pours a nice looking dark chocolate. Nice peatiness with a light caramel malt body. Classic representation of the scotch ale.